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Award-winning comedy sci-fi series about the intertwining lives of a ragtag bunch of dreampunks in a futuristic cyberpunk hellhole NYC; from Kevin Berrey. Season 2 is live. New episodes Blursdays!

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Hell Gate City Glitches in the Waitrix

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Award-winning comedy sci-fi series about the intertwining lives of a ragtag bunch of dreampunks in a futuristic cyberpunk hellhole NYC; from Kevin Berrey. Season 2 is live. New episodes Blursdays!

It's free to👂 but not to make. Get extra rizz as a member, plus bonus audio tales like these every fortnight: https://www.patreon.com/hellgatecity

📄, 📧, 📀: hellgatecity.com

Chat with the gang on Discord⁉️

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    21. Prosthesis A

    21. Prosthesis A

    Support on patreon.com/hellgatecity!

    Join us on Discord? ... https://bit.ly/hgc-discord

    Follow Kevin on Twitch to catch the full show listen-through with Director's Commentary https://www.twitch.tv/hotcomic/schedule



    Uploaded for Patrons in 24-bit, 48k audio in a special mix preserving the full dynamic range. The bonus tales for this chapter are “Centaur (Heather’s Story)” and “General Blonkers”.



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    (This show contains provocative ideas and violence intended for audiences who have reached puberty. To avoid spoilers, we have placed specific content warnings at the very end.

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    It’s free to 👂, but not to make. Instead of relying on ads and sponsors, we reward direct listener support from listeners like you in exchange for mind-meltingly delightful bonus tales and and each episodes new original soundtrack music. Starting at less than 20¢ a day, those who join NAILS (Neo Amsterdam's Inner Legion Syndicate) get an exclusive and intensely fun ‘Glitch in the Waitrix’ bonus story with every free episode, enriching and expanding the journey.

    The next higher tier includes other cool extras like prereleases of episodes and music when timing allows and a license to stream the award-winning documentary Shadow of a Bout. And all members get access to chillaxing soundtrack music, exclusive behind-the-scenes content, and more — only on Patreon: patreon.com/hellgatecity


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    Email us at hellgatecity AT proton DOT me

    (Also, read transcripts on Spotify.)

    CREDITS

    Screaming Panda Presents “Prosthesis A” (Episode 21), the eleventh chapter of Hell Gate City Season 2. “Prosthesis A” was written, performed, and produced by Kevin Berrey, who also composed its original soundtrack and episode art.

    Plus, licensed under CC BY 3.0:

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    Content warnings for this episode include: gruesome surgery, violence, bigotry, antisemitism and religious persecution, gender discrimination, the ravages of war, mass murder, bombings and explosions, severed limbs, assault, nerve endings, mental abuse and torture (sleep facts), robbery, brutal extortion

    • 35 min
    FULL GLITCH: Moms of Mars V2

    FULL GLITCH: Moms of Mars V2

    Join the gang! – https://patreon.com/hellgatecity

    • 6 min
    OUT OF WORLD – RE: Prosthetic Butts

    OUT OF WORLD – RE: Prosthetic Butts

    Support the show on Patreon: https://bit.ly/hgc-patreon 

    RSVP for the Stream Party on 1/27: https://bit.ly/rsvp-hgc-bday-3 

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    20. Debt (Side B)

    20. Debt (Side B)

    Support on Patreon for the glory and the goodies here – ⁠https://bit.ly/hgc-patreon⁠!
    Screaming Panda Presents Episode 20. “Debt (Side B)”, the tenth chapter of Hell Gate City Season 2. 
    (Content warnings are at the end to avoid spoilers.)
    “Debt (Side B)” was written, performed, and produced by Kevin Berrey, the sinning composer of its original music and artiste of its episode art. Additional music by Cheska Navarro. See bottom for SFX credits.
    The bonus tale for this chapter was “Centaur (Heather’s Story)” (Glitch in the Matrix 20), but that has been bumped up to the 21 slot, making the new Glitch 20 a mystery. But whatever it is, it’ll be available to subscribers in the Bonus Audio Tales Collection on Patreon. And if you like the absence of ads during this show, support me on Patreon (https://bit.ly/hgc-patreon) so I can keep making it. Get started for as little as twenty American pennies a day. 
    Even if you can only support us for a month, join today so we can hit 25 subscribers by the end of 2023, thus forcing me to create a rad alternate ending to our Halloween Special “Baba Yaga O’Riley”, inspired by that song everyone calls Teenage Wasteland. 
    Plus, I’ll thank you in a credits shoutout so epic the neighborhood kids will come knocking on your door begging for a selfie.
    Send a kind word, question, or comment to: hellgatecity@proton.me
    TL;DR: We need to increase our handful of Patrons. So if 20 cents a day within your means, yo. Where you at? Join up, Sun. Not in the father-son way, but in the ‘you are the celestial ball of flaming gas illuminating our world way. Or, if you don’t do subscriptions, buy me a coffee? You know where the link’s at. Show notes: https://ko-fi.com/hellgatecity
    While you’re at it, shoutout your love of the show on a social media platform of your choice. No one gets hurt when you do this. It’s just one big win. Tell me why you listen. Urge me to keep going. I am only human, after all.
    Special thanks to our day-one Damiens and now-Baker’s-Dozen of Patrons: In December alone, NAILS (Neo Amsterdam’s Inner Legion Syndicate) added our newest member UnjustGuardian!, as well as Mike Gran, Tasha Le Mel, Moss, and free members Rebekah, Charles Wilner and Andressa Tonello.
    Do join us on Discord – https://bit.ly/hgc-discord  – where we chum it up in the group chat. You’ll meet fellow listeners, meme to your heart’s content, and see pictures of vinyl records I’m listening to – which critics agree is 832% more exciting than watching paint dry.
    And if you’ve never listened to the credits before, just know that patrons get exclusive weekly Glitches – the short-but-sweet bonus tales riffing on each episode’s theme and occasionally adding depth and backstory you can’t get on the main feed, plus soundtrack music, behind-the-scenes content, director's notes, field recordings, and more. Like this. 
    I’m hooking up every paid subscriber till year’s end with a link to stream my newly-released CINE Golden Eagle Award-winning feature documentary Shadow of a Bout.
    Also, see the Art Gallery for Ace Tier – https://bit.ly/art-4-aces 
    For more information visit http://⁠hellgatecity.com ⁠ 
    Join us on social media: @hellgatecity (bluesky: https://bit.ly/hgc-bsky)
    And keep rating the show on Spotify; some of you are mensches and have already moved the needle from 3.9 to 4.2 stars. Let’s catch up to the 4.9 stars it has on Apple. Heck, let’s do 5.
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    Licensed under CC BY 4.0:

    Circuit breakers by newlocknew – https://freesound.org/s/555769/
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    • 35 min
    OUT OF WORLD – Indebted Butts

    OUT OF WORLD – Indebted Butts

    A jolly good end of 2023 to you, denizen!



    Join me for our celebration of the show’s third birthday with a full director’s commentary-laden listen through of the show with Q&A and hijinks on MY birthday! 



    Follow me on Twitch, save the date, and set the reminder at the following link for Saturday, the 27th of January 2024 at 1pm EST. Click: https://www.twitch.tv/hotcomic/schedule?seriesID=d423d4ed-bb57-49c9-8b50-32959a53f869



    If you’re in need of solace, I get it. I’ve lost two friends this month and I’m still processing everything. You might appreciate my recent public Patreon post titled, “Jolly Holidays”. It addresses the push-pull of family gatherings and our attempts to martial merriment.



    With that said, I hope you’ve been enjoying Season 2 – Codename COMPANION. “Debt” (Side A), the 19th episode blasted out to patrons on Saturday and everyone else on Sunday; and, like the rest of this season, I believe it represents some of my best work. May it brighten your day or ease you into a cozy night by the glow of a yuletide fire (or mobile device), whatever best warms your heart.







    Have you shared Hell Gate City with a friend or likeminded group chat?



    I recommend sharing this trippy YouTube video version of “Cypher” and that you subscribe to our youtube while you’re at it.



    And, if you have enjoyed the show, and it’s within your means, subscribe to our Patreon and join the community for a whole bundle of goodies. 



    Paying patrons get access to a growing library of ‘Glitch in the Matrix’ bonus tales, sacred tunes, deluxe scripts, and more… like my award-winning feature documentary, Shadow of a Bout. For everyone who subscribes till the end of the year – regardless of the tier – you get a copy.

    All hell-hackers who joined in 2023 will get a private youtube link – you’ll just need to have a youtube account, which is automatic if you have a gmail.



    Also, for the next few days only, you can just buy Shadow of a Bout outright for $9.95 a 66.7% discount, to make it as easy and accessible as possible for those who’ve wanted to see it and share it with friends.



    And, I’m extending the offer till year’s end that if you join as a free member to our Patreon, I’ll shoot you a link to a free bonus tale (Just have an email address and join before 2024!). 

    As mentioned, we currently have 12 patrons (🙏 you rock!) — a 140% increase since the launch of S2 — and if we can get to 25 paid subscribers by year’s end, I’ll create a rad alternate ending to our Halloween Special “Baba Yaga O’Riley”, inspired by that song by The Who folks call Teenage Wasteland.



    Rate and review the show on Spotify and Apple! For the rest of 2023 if you shoot me a screenshot of your review or five-star rating, or even post it on socials and tag me, I’ll shoot you a link to the uncut version of this tale.

    If you haven’t noticed, I’ve poured my heart and soul into this show… I’d feel silly if more people never got the chance to bask in all of its facets. Which is why you can finally preview all ‘Glitch in the Waitrix’ bonus episodes crafted for members of our Patreon here.



    • Futokoro-gatana (‘secret advisor’ in Japanese) – Let’s workshop! Consult with me on the phone. Plus, you’ll get a free copy of the handy Guide for Audio Dramatists e-book

    • Ace – Request the original artwork for a given episode and it will be held for you upon signing up and sent to you shortly after you pay for the second month. Actually, no. I just decided this today especially for listeners. This is ONLY if you sign up before January 2024 – you can acquire a piece of original episode art after paying for just the first month. So, half off.

    See the public Art page on Patreon (LINKED in the show notes as with all of these suggestions of links I’ve mentioned). There you’ll find detailed images, media, dimensions, and availability. (+ Includes all benefit

    • 20 min
    19. Debt (Side A)

    19. Debt (Side A)

    Support on patreon.com/hellgatecity

    Award-winning comedy sci-fi audio series about a ragtag bunch of denizens struggling to survive a cyberpunk hellhole NYC

    The bonus tale for this chapter is “Randy” (Glitch in the Waitrix 19), available on our Patreon.



    Join our community on the discord (there's a free bonus tale hiding there): https://bit.ly/hgc-discord !

    Uploaded for Patrons in lossless WAV, 24-bit, 48k audio

    (This show contains provocative ideas and violence intended for audiences who have reached puberty. To avoid spoilers, we have placed specific content warnings at the very end. ⬇️)

    It’s free to 👂, but not to make. Instead of relying on ads and sponsors, we reward direct listener support from listeners like you in exchange for mind-meltingly delightful bonus tales. Starting at less than 20¢ a day, those who join our NAILS (Neo Amsterdam Inner Legion Syndicate) get an exclusive and intensely fun ‘Glitch in the Waitrix’ bonus story with every free episode, enriching and expanding the journey.

    The next higher tier includes other cool extras like prereleases when timing allows and a license to stream the award-winning documentary Shadow of a Bout. And all members get access to chillaxing soundtrack music, exclusive behind-the-scenes content, and more — only on Patreon: patreon.com/hellgatecity

    Or, buy me a coffee https://ko-fi.com/hellgatecity
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    Or, venmo me some bucks https://account.venmo.com/u/KevinBerrey




    Credits

    "Screaming Panda Presents “Debt" Side A (Episode 19), the ninth chapter of Hell Gate City Season 2. Keep an eye out for Side B. “Debt” was written, performed, and produced by Kevin Berrey, the indebted composer of its original music and episode art.

    Email us at hellgatecity AT proton DOT me

    (Also, read transcripts on Spotify.)
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    Content warnings for this episode include: violence with a harpoon blowgun, stabbing, a taser-like device, breaking and entering, assault, invasive surgery and nervous system hijacking, paper cuts, the ghost of Ernest Hemingway, theft, coercion, emotional abuse, themes of death by poisoning, discussion about the existence of holographic pornography that's impossible to mute, mental illness, gaslighting, government-sanctioned torture via sleep deprivation, AI-enabled neglect + emotional manipulation, themes of hallucination and psychosis

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

NJSC85 ,

I like it

It’s funny and keep my brain busy skin can think I enjoy it

Antonius404 ,

Funny, sarcastic sci-fi/fantasy comedy

Inventive and hilarious radio show from a parallel sci-fi/fantasy hellscape that’s about as dystopic as this world but the problems are 1000x funnier. Definitely check it out!

SmittyRedcard ,

Crazy Wild Ride!

I was just introduced to this show by meeting Kevin, and have only listened for about half the first episode. What a work of a truly demented mind it is! I feel like I’ve found a new friend! I’ll be catching up on my commutes, but I’m pretty sure I’m gonna love it!

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